Since 1952, the Columbus Day celebration has been a generations-old honoring the Chicagoland Italian American Community.
The JCCIA thanks everyone that joined in celebration for the 2023 Columbus Day Parade, held on Monday, October 9th on State Street in Chicago.
Thousands attended the parade... it was an incredible day!
The day began at 9 A.M. at a glorious mass at The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1244 Lexington Avenue, Chicago.
Immediately following mass, was a reverent procession down the block in Arrigo Park with a wreath-laying ceremony honoring Italian American war veterans.
The parade opening ceremonies were at 12:00 P.M. at the corner of State Street and Wacker Drive, after which, the parade will then commence south to Van Buren Street.
ABC7 broadcasted the parade live, and live-streamed on abc7chicago.com